SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, (THEWIL) – Jamaican singer and songwriter, Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert, has died at the age of 77.
Toots & Maytals, a band the deceased singer made popular, announced his demise in a statement on its official Twitter handle.
According to the band, the late reggae singer died on Friday night at the university hospital of the West Indies in Kingston.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family,” the statement read.
“The family and his management team would like to thank the medical teams and professionals for their care and diligence, and ask that you respect their privacy during their time of grief.
“Mr. Hibbert is survived by his wife 0f 39 years, Miss D, and his seven 0f eight children.”
The deceased was rumoured to have died from the coronavirus and placed in the intensive care unit of the hospital, where he died.